KEMPTVILLE – The Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (District 26) announced today their sponsorship of this year’s Relay for Life being organized by staff from South Grenville District High School. The event in support the Canadian Cancer Society is being held Thursday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at South Grenville DHS in Prescott.
“We were very pleased to sponsor this important event”, said Danny Thomas, President of the Teacher’s Bargaining Unit for District 26. “Our members are deeply involved in the communities where they work and often do not get the recognition they deserve for their volunteer work”, he added. Twenty-four members from South Grenville DHS and ten from North Grenville DHS will be volunteering or entering a team in this year’s event. Organizer, Chef Brandi Donovan acknowledged the contribution from OSSTF and thanked OSSTF for their support. “The funding provided by OSSTF will cover the cost of most of our food and refreshment requirements and all 34 of our OSSTF volunteers will be wearing “team shirts” thanks to this donation”, she said.
The Canadian Cancer Society has more impact against more cancers in more communities than any other cancer charity in Canada. OSSTF members and the public are encouraged to support this very worthwhile event by donating, sponsoring a team or participating. To register a team or make a donation please visit. http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLY_ON_?pg=entry&fr_id=22495
Photo shows Walter McWilliams presenting sponsorship cheque in the amount of $2,000 to Chef Brandi Donovan, organizer of the Relay for Life.